School of Human Services

Welcome to the School of Human Services at the University of Cincinnati, where your journey to an exciting and impactful career begins. We offer a dynamic blend of undergraduate and graduate programs that will prepare you for a world of possibilities in behavior analysis, counseling, exercise science, health promotion and education, public health, school psychology, and sport administration.

Serving Communities and Transforming Lives

Our programs at the University of Cincinnati School of Human Services are deeply rooted in research-based practices, equipping students for high-demand careers in the humanities and social sciences. Through robust community partnerships, our students gain invaluable applied experiences, making meaningful contributions to society. Across our diverse programs, our students consistently outperform national averages on key examinations, reflecting the excellence of our educational offerings.

Together we can empower individuals and communities to achieve their fullest potential and create a brighter, heathier future for all.

The School of Human Services offers degrees in:

With a social sciences degree, you’ll work alongside future professionals in the dynamic world of human services. With immense pride, we offer a wide range of carefully crafted degree programs designed to empower you with the knowledge and expertise needed to have an impactful and successful career.

Through our Bachelor's, Minor, and Certificate Programs, we provide best practices based on research, along with real-world experience to prepare you for a career serving others and improving your community.

Bachelor's Degree:

Undergraduate Certificates:

Minor Programs:

Explore a world of possibilities with our Doctorate, Master's, and Graduate Certificate Programs. These diverse pathways offer numerous opportunities to elevate your career while making a positive impact on your community – including an online human services degree. Rooted in research, each program is a catalyst for shaping you into a true difference maker.

Master's Degree:

Doctoral Degree:

Leading with Inclusivity  

Diversity & Inclusion

The School of Human Services strives to be an inclusive learning community that embraces diversity in all forms and respects the dignity and worth of all individuals. We aim to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable environment that supports the success of all members of our community.

View full Diversity & Inclusion statement.

Real World Connections 

Real World Connections

We are unified in making real world connections in our research, filed experiences, and partnerships. See highlights of our real world experiences that will prepare you to be leaders in your chosen career upon graduation.

Learn more about our partnerships.

Faculty & Staff

Faculty & Staff

Our faculty are leaders in contributing to best practices knowledge in our disciplines. All doctoral students are involved in research, with additional opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students. See faculty profiles to learn about their research interests and current projects.

Learn more about our faculty.

News & Features


Get to know Lisa Huffman, new dean of UC's CECH

July 1, 2024

UC News spoke with incoming CECH dean, Lisa Huffman, about her past experiences, the role family plays in her life, academic philosophies, goals for her time in this position and more. As we welcome the newest dean to University of Cincinnati, we encourage you to read on to learn more about Dean Huffman.


Ex-smokers who vape at higher risk of lung cancer

May 21, 2024

Ashley Merianos, PhD, is cited as an expert in two recent Deutsche Welle articles on vaping research. Merianos, a prolific tobacco researcher, is an assistant professor of human services in UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice and Human Services (CECH).


UC’s Dean Lawrence J. Johnson, a transformative figure in CECH,...

May 17, 2024

The University of Cincinnati's College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology Dean Lawrence J. Johnson retires this year after 25 years in the role (and 34 years with the college). In this article we look at his road to academia and journey to a transformative quarter century at UC.


UC Exercise Science Expo highlights community connections and...

April 24, 2024

On March 28, 2024, the University of Cincinnati’s Exercise Science (EXSC) program, part of the School of Human Services, hosted the university’s inaugural Exercise Science Expo in the Tangeman University Center. The event, which was open to UC EXSC students, brought together industry representatives, community partners and recent alumni for a full day of networking, special speakers, internship and job opportunities, and more.


UC's CECH recognizes students, faculty and staff for outstanding...

April 19, 2024

In the early weeks of April 2024, UC's College of Education, Criminal Justice, Human Services, and Information Technology recognized and celebrated students, faculty and staff achievements annual Outstanding Student Awards and All College Awards ceremony, the latter of which awarded both Faculty and Staff Awards and the college's Golden Apple Awards.


Wall Street Journal: Inside the fight against school vaping

March 11, 2024

High schools are cracking down on vaping on campus, says and article in The Wall Street Journal. These efforts are based out of concern for growth and brain development, as mounting evidence shows the harms of vaping, according UC tobacco and addiction expert Ashley Merianos who is cited in the article.

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